Two people were injured, one critically, Wednesday night in downtown Seattle, police said.
A 25-year-old man and a 16-year-old boy were injured when more than a dozen shots were fired near Third Avenue and Pine Street, in the downtown core.
The man and boy were taken to Harborview Medical Center in critical and serious condition, respectively, according to the city Fire Department.
The call came in at about 8:15 p.m., police said. Roughly 45 minutes later, police responded to a report of a man shot in the chest at a bus stop four blocks away, near Third Avenue and Blanchard Street. That report turned out to be false, however.
A man reported that he had been shot in the chest, but he actually had been shot years ago, Detective Patrick Michaud said.
“The man was suffering from some issues,” Michaud said. “We got him the assistance he needed.”
Some witnesses in the vicinity of Pike Place Market said they heard as many as 20 shots. One said she saw a group of 15 to 20 men walking on Pine Street who then ran away after the shots were fired. Police were actively seeking suspects.
Police officers, including members of the gang unit, remained at the scene past 10:40 p.m. They were working with nearby businesses in hopes of acquiring video of the shootings.
They were also trying to get descriptions of the people who fired the shots and asked that anybody with information contact the SPD Homicide/assault tip line at 206-233-5000.